Barnsley needs 25,000 new homes - report

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Up to 25,000 new homes need to be built in Barnsley over the coming years, according to a housing strategy.

The 20-year plan from Barnsley Council says housing growth is important to ensure a ‘sustainable and thriving housing market that supports Barnsley’s economy’.

A series of delivery plans will be produced to make the housing strategy happen.

Coun Roy Miller, cabinet spokesman for place, said: “The longer-term housing needs and economic aspirations of the council are based on the forthcoming local plan.

“Our aim will be to increase the supply and choice of housing sites so that a five-year supply of ready to develop sites can be maintained throughout the period covered by the local plan.”